Our Leadership

The WePROTECT Global Alliance is led by a multi-stakeholder Board, comprised of representatives from key countries, international and civil society organisations, and the technology industry.

The Board is governed by terms of reference which can be found here. It will:

  • focus on ending the sexual exploitation of children online, basing its work on leading international practice;

  • put advocacy and action at the heart of its mission;

  • promote global and regional partnership, inclusiveness and collaboration as ways to end online child sexual exploitation;

  • work in a way that respects and promotes the UN Sustainable Development Goals and international and regional legal instruments designed to end sexual violence against children.

Find out more about our leadership in our strategy.


Ernie Allen

Chair, Former President and CEO of the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC)

Baroness Joanna Shields OBE

Founder of WEPROTECT


Howard Denton

Executive director, INHOPE Foundation


Maud de Boer-Buquicchio

UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography


Jacqueline F. Beauchere

Chief Online Safety Officer, Microsoft

Antigone Davis

Head of Global Safety, Facebook



Antonio Labrador

Principal Policy Officer Against Cybercrime, DG Migration & Home Affairs, European Commission

Susie Hargreaves

Susie Hargreaves OBE

CEO, Internet Watch Foundation

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Susan Molinari

Vice President, Public Policy, Google


Tim Morris

Executive director for Police Services, INTERPOL


Cornelius Williams

Associate Director, Child Protection, Programme Division, UNICEF



Robbert Van Den Berg




Steve Grocki

Chief, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, United States Department of Justice


Howard Taylor

Director, Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children


Will Kerr

UK National Crime Agency, Director of Vulnerabilities


Major Dana Humaid Al Marzouqi

United Arab Emirates/Chair, Virtual Global Task Force


Maria-Claude Arsenault

Chief Superintendent, Chair of the VGT, Royal Canadian Mounted Police


The Board is also supported by Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs in the EU Commission